Here are some of the best Internet job posting and career advice websites. Remember, however, that while the Internet is a useful resource, only a small percentage of people obtain jobs through using Internet job boards. Employers may receive hundreds of responses to a job posting, and the majority of job hunters utilize the Internet as their primary job search tool, so the competition is keen. You do not, therefore, want Internet job boards to be your only job search tool.

A good strategy is to dedicate approximately 30% of your job search time searching and applying for advertised jobs on the Internet, and approximately 70% of your time searching for jobs in the "hidden" job market. Listed below are suggested websites to use in pursuing jobs in the advertised job market:

  • General job sites
  • Federal government job sites
  • Non-profit job sites
  • Christian job sites
  • Elementary / secondary education job sites
  • Sample professional association job boards
  • Over-50 job sites

General Job Sites

INDEED.COM       

Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 50 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month. Spiders in jobs from other websites.

SIMPLYHIRED.COM

Describes itself as the world's largest job search engine. Spiders in jobs from other websites.

CAREERBUILDER

The Largest Job Search, Employment & Careers Site

MONSTER

Global job listing site. Use Monster's resources to create a resume, search for jobs and prepare for interviews.

CRAIG'S LIST

One of the largest online classified job listings. Search communities that are of interest. Be aware of employment scams (see their "scam alert").

SNAG A JOB

Good for finding part-time jobs. Start your hourly job search on Snagajob. View job openings from companies now hiring in your local area. Fill out online job applications, manage your career, and network with other job seekers.

BRIGHT

Bright helps you to connect your job search to your family, friends and alumni network. Bright's unique job search engine shows you what jobs are available at companies where your friends work.  

ONLINE JOB APPLICATION

This free online resource is designed to help students and graduates find specific information and advice on how to apply online and offline to every major national company in America.

TWEET MY JOBS

One of the newest sites to take advantage of social media, TweetMyJobs supplies Twitter users with instantaneous job listings that are derived from TweetMyJobs' Job Channels.

LINK UP

Find jobs that few people know about. All job openings are indexed from company websites, not from job boards. This can make it easier to get interviews.  

TROVIX

List your work experience and qualifications and the site matches results to your qualifications. Also, type in your location and Trovix displays Google Maps of how many jobs are available in your area.

OODLE

Search online classified job postings.

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